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ERIC Number: ED069472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 84
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Leader Behavior of Biology Teachers and Principals and its Relationship with Present Biology Curriculum Practices.
Hensley, Stephen Ray
The purpose of this study was to determine whether any relationship exists between (1) the leader behavior of biology teachers and the present biology curriculum practices and (2) the leader behavior of principals and the present biology curriculum practices. The study was conducted in 30 secondary schools in Oklahoma. The Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire (LBDQ) was used to assess the leader behavior of the biology teachers and principals. The biology curriculum practices were assessed by the Biology Laboratory Activity Checklist (BLAC) and the Biology Classroom Activity Checklist (BCAC). Multiple-classification analysis of variance and Pearson product-moment correlations were used to analyze the data. Based on the analyses, the following conclusions were developed: (1) There was a definite relationship between the Consideration of biology teachers and biology curriculum practices. Those who ranked high tended to have more inquiry-oriented classes. (2) There was a negative relationship between Initiating Structure of biology teachers and biology curriculum practices. Teachers scoring low tended to have more inquiry-oriented classes. (3) There was no relationship between principal leader behavior and the biology curriculum practices of the school. (Author/RH)
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma